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Where is the time going? Make sure to get out and enjoy the last weekend of July with these 12 things to do.

Saturday, July 29

Aerial acrobats soar in Esquimalt 

This Friday and Saturday, bring your family and friends to the beautiful Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt for two nights of spectacular outdoor aerial dancing performances by Aeriosa, titled “Aeriosa: Soaring with Eagles.”
Aeriosa Dance Society will be performing breathtaking aerial performances that consist of dancing in the trees and other surprising routines.

  • Where: Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt 
  • When: Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29 – 3 shows nightly at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Fifth annual Victoria Flamenco Festival

Flamenco Dancing

Bursting with the passion and rhythm, the Victoria Flamenco Festival runs from July 24 – 30. Audiences can enjoy high-calibre flamenco shows, most of which are free!

  • Where: Centennial Square, Hermann’s Jazz Club and the Metro Theatre
  • When:  July 24 – 30 For more information on the festival including the full lineup and schedule, click here.
  • Cost: Most are FREE. For ticket info, click here.

13th annual Jaguar Club Car Show

Over 100 Jaguar’s old and new will be on display. This year’s annual Jaguar Club Car Show will feature a Concours d’élĂ©gance, in which some cars will be judged on condition and authenticity according to the rules of Jaguar Clubs of North America. Jaguar Victoria will also have a display of all its current models out on the field.

  • Where: Windsor Park (2451 Windsor Road)
  • When: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Cost: FREE

Live Comedy at Hecklers Bar & Grill: Paul Myrehaug

  • Where: Hecklers Bar & Grill
  • When: Saturday, July 29, 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $14, reserve in advance by calling 250-386-9207 (19+)

The Bad Mama Jama

Poster by Chelsea Lou

The second in a new series of monthly all ages music and comedy shows, July’s Jama features Cats in Space feat. Miles Meechan playing wild, folky interstellar jams. Following the music, Daniel Belkin hosts an evening of comedy with the stand-up stylings of Evan McDonald, Quincy Thomas, and Steve McMath.

  • Where: Vinyl Envy, 1717 Quadra Street
  • When: Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Cost: $10

The 12th annual Sookapalooza

This annual mini-music festival started in the summer of 2005 in an effort to build musical community and create a great reason for friends to get together annually to share music and good times. This year’s music lineup includes: Mother Trucker, Sweet Leaf, Josef Mieto, Hype Man and the Worms, Johnny Galactic, Atkinson Brothers, The Basin Boys.

  • Where: On a small stage nestled amongst the trees behind the 17 Mile House Pub
  • When: Saturday, July 29 from 3 PM to midnight.
  • Cost: $20 and available at 17 Mile House Pub.

TEDxRoyalRoadsU: Reinvent

Royal Roads will be hosting a TEDx talk. Attendees and online viewers will receive unique and amazing presentations focused around one topic: Reinvent. Fourteen speakers will take the stage from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

  • Where: The event is invite-only. However, you can still check out the entire range of speeches on Royal Roads’ Livestream channel by clicking here.
  • When: Saturday, July 29 from 1 PM to 6 PM
  • Cost: FREE

Monster Truck Weekend at Western Speedway

Don’t miss out on all the Car Crushing Action as Rock Star, California Kid, Pound Hound, & Identity Theft come to town. Also on tap are the Williams Scrap Metal Figure 8 Nationals! Lordco Demo Series, & Bombers.

  • Where: Western Speedway
  • When: Saturday, July 29 Grandstands open at 4:30 PM
  • Cost: Admission Prices: Adults $22.50, Sr/Youth(ages13-18) $20.00, Military & Kids(ages 7-12) $14.00, Family Pass (2 adults, 4 kids) $65.00.

Sunday, July 30

Oak Bay Collector Car Festival

The Collector Car Festival celebrates vintage and collector cars of all makes and models. Oak Bay Avenue is transformed into a pedestrian walkway as 250 to 300 cars are showcased to thousands of admiring spectators and aficionados.

  • Where: Oak Bay Avenue
  • When: Sunday, July 30 from 7:00am to 3:30pm
  • Cost: FREE

Pedal on the Pier Series

Pedal on the Pier is back! Join BPM Cycling Studio as they take over Ships Point in the inner harbour for a series of outdoor spin classes!

  • Where: 812 Wharf Street
  • When: Sunday, July 30
    • 12pm with Sally
    • 1:30pm with Chris
    • 3pm with Keelan
    • 4:15pm with Hannah
  • Click here to book your bike

2017 Victoria Bicycle Music Festival

Victoria’s first annual pedal-powered, mobile music festival is coming to Central Park (Crystal Pool) and Banfield Park (Vic West) on July 30th. Featuring musical performances by BOUSADA, Vic Horvath, Pages From The Oak Tree and Megang.

  • Where: 1-3pm at Central Park (on the south side of Crystal Pool at Pembroke) and 4-6pm at Banfield Park (beside the Vic West Community Centre).
  • When: Sunday, July 30, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Cost: Free, with optional donations for musicians

Groceries/Katabat/Sleigher/The Odd Neighbourhood

Groceries and Katabat return triumphantly from their (lil) road trip, joined by buds Sleigher for their last show! Also, The Odd Neighbourhood from Nanaimo joins for their first Victoria show!

  • Where: The Copper Owl
  • When: Sunday, July 30, Doors at 8:00 pm, music at 9:00 pm
  • Cost: $10 at the door

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